Havas Media Group has made some senior level appointments and further strengthened its team in the West.
Kunal Jamuar re-joins the group as Managing Partner, Havas Media, West and South. He was earlier with the group as Executive Director-West and is back in the country following a stint handing the West and Central African markets as Chief Planning Officer, mediaReach OMD. Jamuar is a seasoned media professional having worked across many leading agencies at senior positions.
Besides Jamuar, the group has also appointed Chanchal Shaktawat as Vice President Planning, West. She was earlier General Manager at OMD. Having worked with leading agencies like OMD, Allied, Mindshare Fulcrum and Carat her brand experience portfolio includes Nissan, Toyota, Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever, Future Group, Medimix, amongst others.
Speaking on the appointments, Anita Nayyar, CEO, Havas Media Group, India & South Asia said, “We have had a great 2015 and aspire to have a greater 2016. Kunal has the rare blend of leadership, knowledge and relationship management. We are very glad to have him back. Chanchal too comes with rich experience and is a high performance diligent professional. The mandate for the team is to consolidate and grow the Western operations which I’m sure they will successfully achieve.”
Mohit Joshi, Managing Director, Havas Media Group India, explained, “It’s homecoming for Kunal. He is a great leader and an even greater human being. Am very sure he will steer our operations to newer hights of success. Chanchal is also a thorough professional and will provide a lot of stability to the team in Mumbai with her professional skills.”
On his appointment Jamuar said, “It is great to be back. India is an exciting business country today. My experience in multiple emerging markets will come into play to strengthen and expand the Havas Media operations.”
Shaktawat on her appointment said, “Havas Media is in an interesting phase of growth. I look forward to contributing to further drive this growth by creating value for our clients.”